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About this project
In June 2012, a group of seven students from Stony Brook University set out on a reportorial tour of China.
They visited two areas: first, Baoding, which is about 90 miles south of Beijing in Hebei Province; second, Guizhou Province, which is located in southwest China and is the poorest, most rural area in the country. The students’ goal was to capture modern China - from big city to countryside, warts and all - in word, picture and sound. Their effort is recorded here on this web site.
Lead by Associate Professor Charles Haddad and Study Abroad Advisor Yilin Wang, the June trip was part of the school’s annual study abroad program called Journalism Without Walls.
Change is brewing in the hot pot of China’s Internet Underground as students join the country’s single party hoping to serve up reform. Continue reading
Dr. Zhang Ji Hong placed three fingers on Sheena Rubino’s wrist and told the 25-year-old American graduate student that her spleen was weak. Continue reading
An 8-year-old girl plunges a knife at a boy, who eludes the attack and manages to block it. Struggling, he pries the knife from her hands and slams it into the ground. She tries to run, but he grabs her from behind. They continue to tumble across the room as a crowd stares in awe. Continue reading
At 6:30 a.m. in the center of Binhe Park in Baoding, China, about 25 retired women dance to Chinese music from the 1960’s and 1970’s with red, yellow and pink fans that flutter around like butterflies. Continue reading